(ICIS) -- A total of 4,300 substances were registered under the EU's Reach chemicals regulation by the 30 November deadline, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said on Wednesday, including 900 not sold in Europe when the regulation became law.
By the first Reach registration deadline - for substances sold in the EU in volumes greater than 1,000 tonnes/year and substances of very high concern (SVHC) - 24,675 registration dossiers had been successfully submitted, it said.
Large companies made about 86% of the registrations and small to medium sized firms 14%. About 19% of registrations were made by non-EU manufacturers through only representatives'. Most registrations came from Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Belgium, the ECHA said.